Volvo S60 (2011)

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Volvo S60

The all-new Volvo S60 its international debut at the Geneva Show on Tuesday 2 March It launches into one of the automotive most competitive segments by an elegant new coupé-like design, driving characteristics and ground-breaking Detection safety technology.

In its shape, the all-new Volvo S60 is a sportier and more distinct any previous Volvo. In its design, it excellent driving characteristics, before you get behind the wheel. To the highest levels of driving the chassis team have every single detail influences a car’s driving and fine-tuned the driving experience to the most dynamic ride seen before on a Volvo.

The S60 range will be available launch with a choice of two and one petrol engine, including an high-performance 3.0-litre T6 petrol with 304bhp, a 2.4-litre D5 and a 2.0-litre 163bhp D3 powerplant. A version powered by a 1.6-litre engine with CO2 emissions of 115g/km and fuel economy of up to (combined cycle, preliminary will join the range in 2011.

In its overall shape, the Volvo S60 is a four-door coupé sportier and more distinct any previous Volvo.

The C-pillar of the Volvo S60 stretches all the way to the tail – and the slim coupé roof line is accompanied by a new on the shoulders on either side of the body. This creates a double wave in the line the headlamps at the front to the tail at the rear.

2011 Volvo S60

The S60’s athletic stance is by a sculpted bonnet and short front and rear, plus Volvo’s design team the racetrack design. The car’s do not end abruptly but instead continue to organically, echoing the smooth of the racetrack.

This sporty can be further enhanced with an styling kit that incorporates and rear skid plates, two in the lower valence, side plates, exhaust tailpipe and 18-inch alloy wheels.

designers have also LED (Light Emitting Diode) to create distinctive, signature at the front and rear that the car clearly identifiable as an Volvo S60, in the dark.

The all-new Volvo S60 is introduced with a range of colours including two new shades: Copper and Electrum Gold.


The new Volvo S60 is the most Volvo ever built and the development process, the chassis refined every single to fine tune the driving The result of their labours is a Dynamic chassis, standard on new Volvo S60.

The steering ratio is 10 per cent faster in previous models to give steering feel and sharper The steering column’s thicker and stiffer bushes have torsional rigidity by 100 per cent. also contributes to the increased of direct contact with the and the road.

The front spring struts thicker pistons compared the sports chassis in the Volvo S80 . The 47 per cent increase of stiffness that the body structure is able to absorb lateral The springs themselves are shorter and than before and the Eigen has increased by 10 per cent. At the front, strut mounting stiffness has by 50 per cent. The front and rear bushes are up to twice as stiff with previous models.

The arm bushings have also optimised for sporty driving and control.

The damper mountings at the are made of PUR (polyurethane) instead of to provide better balance comfort and dynamic control.

Sällqvist, responsible for the Volvo S60 development explained: We spent weeks fine-tuning the dampers out in the countryside. We drove on old Roman that have only received a few layers of tarmac the centuries – a perfect for finding the right damping

Advanced Stability Control

The Stability and Traction Control in the all-new Volvo S60 has a number of features to improve driving and safety. The Volvo S60 is the first on the market with Volvo’s Stability Control. With a new sensor, it’s possible to any skidding tendency at a very stage.

This means the anti-skid system can step in and with greater precision. Stability Control is a great in dynamic driving that considerable lateral forces.

New Traction Control for smoother

The dynamic new chassis is backed up by a of electronic systems that sharpen the sporty driving Corner Traction Control is a new that uses torque so the car takes corners more This technology is a further of the DSTC system. When a curve, the car’s inner wheel is braked at the same as more power is transmitted to the driven wheel.

This the driver to take the corner tightly while reducing any to understeer.

Advanced, integrated functions

A highly advanced system is an important part of the driving properties of the all-new S60. A number of features interact to the shortest possible stopping in all scenarios. Technology includes:

Alert Brakes can predict emergency braking is needed. The calipers are applied lightly to the discs even before the presses the brake pedal.

Hydraulic Brake Assist the driver brake in the shortest distance. In an emergency situation the driver does not press the pedal fast or hard Hydraulic Brake Assist can utilise the ABS system optimally and shorten the overall braking

Optimised Hydraulic Brakes is a that amplifies braking during firm braking by hydraulics to compensate for low vacuum in the brake servo.

Fading Support uses the hydraulic to gradually build up brake during long, hard This helps reduce the of brake fade and maintains feel.

The all-new S60 is equipped an Electronic Parking Brake as

FOUR-C as an option

All variants of the new S60 can be specified with the FOUR-C chassis, which has been and refined for better control and This is an advanced, self-adjusting system that uses a of sensors to continuously monitor the behaviour. In mere fractions of a the dampers are adjusted to suit the driving situation.

With alternative chassis settings, all it is for the driver to press a button to the car’s character: Comfort, or Advanced.

At launch, the Volvo S60 will be available with a of two diesels and one petrol engine. All the have been developed to the highest demands on sporty, driving with competitive consumption.

Two five-cylinder turbo

The high-performance twin turbo D5 205 horsepower and 420Nm of torque. from 0-62mph takes 7.8 (manual and automatic) and top speed is (manual) and 143mph (automatic). In the recent D5 version, introduced in 2009, the performance and driveability have been met by fitting two of different sizes, one taking from the other and providing power within a broader rev

The result is alert response and acceleration at all speeds, with transfers in the turbo rev range the two turbochargers. The complementary properties of the two combine high performance lower fuel consumption of (EU Combined, preliminary figure).

fuel injection technology piezoelectric fuel valves exact distribution of fuel in the chamber, with efficient and low emissions as a result.

Smaller lowers fuel consumption

In there is the newly-developed 2.0-litre D3 producing 163hp and 400Nm of Acceleration from 0-62mph 9.2 seconds (manual and automatic) and top is 137mph (manual) and 134 mph (automatic).

The new 2.0D is, in principle, the same as the present 2.4D, but cylinder has been reduced with a … to optimise fuel With a manual gearbox consumption is now up to 54.3mpg (EU Combined, figure).

The engine has been optimised to reduced fuel consumption and the system has a different type of fuel valve compared the D5 engine. These valves fuel consumption to a minimum to exceptionally fast and precise pulses under high This results in far more combustion.

In order to give the car driving properties, the turbocharger has fine-tuned for high torque low revs.

Both turbodiesels are with six-speed manual as standard or an optional six-speed transmission. A maintenance-free particulate that traps about 95 of the soot particles is fitted as in both engines.

High-performance T6 engine

The 3.0-litre T6 petrol generates 304 hp and 440 Nm of torque, enhancing and smooth progress on the road. from 0-62 mph takes 6.5 and top speed is 155 mph. Volvo engine specialists have in cutting fuel consumption by 10 per cent to 27.7 mpg (EU Combined, figure).

The engine’s power is to the wheels via Volvo’s second-generation automatic Geartronic transmission. New and lower friction mean gear changes than AWD (All Wheel Drive) is on the T6.

DRIVe diesel below 115

During the first year of a DRIVe version of the all-new S60 will be introduced, featuring a new diesel engine. Fuel will be an impressive 65.7mpg (EU preliminary figure), corresponding to CO2 approximately below 115 g/km. The engine produces 115 hp and 270 Nm of torque, and only be available with a manual gearbox.

Later the first year of production, the Volvo S60 will also available with a 2.0 GTDi (T5) producing 240 hp and torque of 320 Nm. there will be a 1.6-litre engine available in two versions: 180 hp and 150 hp (T3) with torque of 240 Nm.

All the engines will be available in with Volvo’s optional six-speed Powershift transmission or a manual gearbox as standard. The concept works like two manual gearboxes with clutches, giving quick and gearchanges.


The Volvo S60 features the ground Pedestrian Detection with Auto Brake system. Detection consists of a newly radar unit integrated the car’s grille, a camera in front of the interior rear-view and a central control unit. The task is to detect any object in of the car and to determine the distance to it.

The camera what type of object it is.

The auto brake part of the also responds to vehicles in that are at a standstill or that are in the same direction as the car fitted the system.

The newly developed dual-mode much wider field of ensures that pedestrians to step into the roadway can be early on. The camera has higher than the previous-generation auto which makes it possible to the pedestrian’s pattern of movement.

The system requires that the is confirmed by both the radar and the Thanks to the advanced sensor used, it is now possible to increase to braking power, explains Broberg, Senior Safety at Volvo Cars.

Detecting with sufficiently high has been a complex challenge. Our technology is programmed to trace a pattern of movement and also to whether he or she is likely to step the road in front of the car. The can detect pedestrians who are 80 cm tall and that is to say including children.

New permits full braking

In an emergency situation the driver receives an audible warning with a flashing light in the head-up display. In order to an immediate, intuitive reaction, warning resembles a brake At the same time, the car’s are pre-charged.

If the driver does not to the warning and an accident is imminent, braking power is automatically

This technology has the same as the human eye, and just us it sees less well in the and in poor weather.

Pedestrian with Full Auto can avoid a collision with a at speeds of up to 21mph if the driver not react in time. At higher the focus is on reducing the car’s as much as possible prior to the The speed reduction is up to 21mph.

reveal that the car’s has considerable importance for the outcome of the A lower speed of impact that the risk of serious is significantly reduced. For instance, if is cut from 30mph to 15mph, Detection with full brake is expected to reduce the risk by as much as 20 per cent and in cases by up to 85 per cent.

The all-new S60 also features City as standard, as seen on its bigger – the XC60. The system can or even entirely avoid rear-end impacts at speeds up to

Additional safety systems

Driver Alert Control A unique technology to alert and distracted drivers. This monitors the car’s progress the lane markers and warns the if his or her driving pattern changes in a or uncontrolled way.

Blind Information System (BLIS) detect vehicles in the rear spot on both sides of the A warning lamp beside the door mirror comes on to the driver to the danger.

Active Bi-Xenon Lights are headlights that follow the of the road. For best possibility when driving in the dark on roads.

Lane Departure alerts the driver if the car runs the lane markers without the indicator being used.

Side Impact Protection

Seat-mounted side airbags

Inflatable Curtains

Whiplash System


and passengers can experience the agile new in complete comfort thanks to the and refined cabin. The interior of the new S60 has been designed with details, but is still a five-seater car comfortable space for all its occupants. The outer rear seats the passenger in the middle welcome support. Knee space in the seat has increased by 30 mm compared the previous-generation Volvo S60 .

The designers took the exterior’s racetrack into the interior of the car. detail looks like in motion. All the lines ’embrace’ the cockpit. The instruments and centre are angled towards the driver to a sensation of focus and control. The new three-spoke steering wheel and the new seats with extra supports are standard.

There any compromise anywhere in the dynamic we adopted from the very says Jonathan Disley, of interior design in the all-new S60.

Easily accessible space is another important of interior comfort and convenience. The Volvo S60 has a storage compartment the centre stack and another in the console armrest, while in the pockets there is space for maps, soft-drink bottles and Both the front and rear occupants have seat within easy reach.

The seat splits 40/60 and the opening has been made 100 mm than in the previous-generation Volvo

Beige and black are the main of the upholstery range, which is up with the new highlight shade of Brown – a tan leather that traces its proud back to classic Volvo such as the P1800 ES and 164.

Zone Interior gives comfort

The Electronic Climate system, (ECC), offers control of both temperature and The all-new Volvo S60 can be equipped IAQS (Interior Air Quality which prevents particles and odours from entering the To offer highly-sensitive passengers better climate comfort, the has also been equipped Clean Zone Interior, a based on ECC and IAQS.

When the car is using the remote control, the compartment is automatically ventilated if the temperature exceeds 10 degrees

The all-new Volvo S60 also

Optional Adaptive Cruise (ACC) with Queue automatically maintains a set gap to the vehicle in and operates at speeds below all the way down to standstill.

Optional front and rear sensors and a rear Park camera.

Optional camera in the grille with a 180-degree of vision that can ‘see the corner’ to help drivers blind exits and park greater safety.

New Infotainment

The all-new Volvo S60 also a new Infotainment system that information from the audio navigation system, mobile and other functions into a or seven-inch colour screen in the part of the centre console. The is in a high position to make it for the driver to keep their on the road.

All the functions can be controlled the steering wheel or via controls directly below the colour In addition there is a separate control for passengers to use. navigation with voice is available as an option, as is the possibility of Bluetooth to connect the driver’s own phone to the car’s infotainment

One of the first cars with from Audyssey Laboratories

The Volvo S60 is one of the first cars in the to use Audyssey Laboratories MultEQ the standard for room equalization in the and professional theatre markets.

removes distortion caused by the acoustics enabling crisp, sound for everyone in the car.

In to the top-of-the line Premium which comes with a screen, the all-new Volvo S60 is with a choice of three audio systems:

Performance with a 4×20 W amplifier, six and a five-inch screen.

High – with a 4×40 W and eight loudspeakers. This also comes with a screen.

High Performance – with a 4×40 W and eight loudspeakers. This is combined with the optional system and the larger seven-inch

The first-generation Volvo S60 was launched in It soon became Volvo most popular model, worldwide acclaim and peak of 110,000 cars in 2002. In there are about one million on roads the world over

The initial annual global for the all-new Volvo S60 is 90,000 and the car’s customer base is unusually uniformly throughout the Europe (including Russia), America, and the rest of the world each account for about of total sales. The five single markets will be the UK, China, Russia and Sweden.

The Volvo S60 will be built at the Cars factory in Ghent, and first cars will be to customers in early summer

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